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Welcome to the Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Project. Croydon BME (CBME) forum in partnership with the Asian Resource Centre Croydon (ARCC) are working with The National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network, in South London, to improve representation and equitable participation of under-represented communities in gaining access to healthcare
services and health care research.

We want to understand which groups in Croydon are experiencing the greatest challenges and barriers in gaining access to health services and which services specifically. This will help provide equitable access to health services and needs led interventions for groups. This also involves working
with communities in Croydon to ensure their voices are heard and reflected on research topics, how health research is implemented and the roles of participants within research.

Croydon BME forum is here to support the community, and it is our intention to provide a platform for those under-served voices to be heard. We will work with our local community organizations, community leaders to understand and help address concerns in access to health services and health research.

We plan to carry this out using several different methods: focus groups, interviews, surveys, listening events. We will develop relationships with local community groups, charities, support services and faith groups to ensure your voices are heard and reflected to help improve access to health care
services and research.

How to get involved:

If you are an individual – and would like to learn more about the project including how to get involved in focus groups, surveys, and interviews.

If you are a local community group, charity or faith organisation or other services in Croydon who would like us to work together on this project please email us.

Contact details:

Viknesh Akilan – Equality, Diversity, and Inclusivity Research Project Coordinator
077 5925 7487 – 0208 684 3719